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The Foundation for Small Voices advocates for school music programs in many ways. Proceeds from sheet music sales of this piece by co-founder Jim Papoulis go directly to the Music Changes the World project.
"I ask for one day where I don't have to hear about pain, or life that's lost, I ask for one day where whispers of hope are alive inside my heart." These words, written by 5th graders in a writing workshop,
The essence of this work, in a world of conflict and violence, is the need for a deep understanding that peace can come from all of us. After the opening phrase, "Look in the eyes of the children, feel the
The upbeat multicultural feel of this piece combines great vocal lines and choral writing, modern driving rhythmic ideas, and a great message about uniting together on a collective "journey of hope." The
Celebrating the many reasons that we sing: "It fills my soul, it reaches something deep inside my heart, it makes me feel, more than anything." These lines and emotions are woven through this piece as the
There is a desire among children from all countries and all walks of life to be aware and listen carefully to those around us and who are different than us. This song, commissioned by the International
In My Heart is a gentle look at the importance of knowing that the inside of a child's heart and mind is a safe and nurturing place. This is a sweet, innocent piece suitable for any age.
"In every heart there is a place that shows us who we are." The opening phrase presents the challenge that unfolds in this significant song: bringing our inner voice to expression. Bound to be the highlight
New Beginnings was inspired by an exciting yet bittersweet time for students - the closing of one chapter in life and beginning another. Although many of us look forward to a next chapter in life
Translated, the lyrics mean "Give Beauty, Give Joy, Give Hope". This is a song celebrating beauty; beauty in our hearts, beauty in music, and beauty in moments using both English and Spanish lyrics.
"I ask for one day where I don't have to hear about pain, or life that's lost. I ask for one day where whispers of hope are alive inside my heart." These words, written by 12 year old Claire Latimer for a
For SA voices with divisi, this inspiring selection uses percussion to simulate a heartbeat and from that bringing forth a simple idea - that reaching even just one heart can be a very powerful gesture.
Written in a Foundation for Small Voices song-writing workshop hosted by the Cincinnati Children's Choir, the students' message is loud and clear: "Whatever your journey, whatever your beliefs, whatever
Acceptance and unity, even through our differences, are an essential part of our evolving world. Here is a powerful and uplifting song commissioned to celebrate and model unity in the world. A perfect work
Written with the Mississippi Boychoir in a Foundation for Small Voices song-writing workshop, the participants returned over and over again to the theme of "belief in oneself." While searching for words
Music has the power to enhance many aspects of young people's lives. It can teach us about discipline and working together toward a common goal, and it can stimulate the humanity in us all.
Conceived as a way to honor the bravery of military men and women, as well as honoring mentors whose hard work, achievements and sacrifices inspire us daily. The full texture for tenor-bass choirs is
Young people often know how to speak to the heart of matters more clearly than adults. Here, in the words of seventh graders, we hear that we all have voices singing to us, inspiring us and leading us to
Great melodic interest, rhythmic drive, and a worthy message work together to create something extra special. The slow pace of the opening sets up an energetic and uplifting portrayal of the text. Not to be
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